[Ads-l] "yt [white] women"

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 28 21:28:21 UTC 2020

"Yt" (= white, whitey) shows up a lot on Black Twitter. See this
<https://twitter.com/IWriteAllDay_/status/1222257899088629767?s=20>, e.g.

Also "wypipo" (white people), which may have been discussed here previously.

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On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:43 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just saw this in a thread on Facebook about reactions to Kobe Bryant's
> awful death: https://www.facebook.com/31712671/posts/10103591004654998/,
> the thread beginning with Jocelyn Sawyer's comment. As far as I've read,
> she's the only one who used it there, so I can't tell if it's an
> idiosyncrasy or on a wider (subculture?) txt vocabulary.
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